The Ticker: Roberts, XM, Newton…

By Brian 

> I’m a bit confused about the drama surrounding CBS News correspondent John Roberts‘ “sloppy seconds” comment this morning. He apologized this afternoon

> An e-mailer asks: “I’ve noticed that MSNBC disappeared from my XM channel lineup this weekend — any clue as to what this might be about?”

> Press release:Paula Newton, a veteran journalist from Canadian broadcaster CTV, has been appointed an international correspondent based in CNN’s London production center.”

> WHAC says Andrews McMeel Publishing is publishing “Hurricane Katrina CNN Reports: State of Emergency” tomorrow…